Intrathecal Baclofen In the Treatment of Adult Spasticity

Joseph C. Hsieh, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.; Richard D. Penn, M.D.


Neurosurg Focus. 2006;21(2) 

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Intrathecal baclofen delivered through an implanted ca th eter and pump system represents a significant advance ment in the management and treatment of adult spasticity. The procedure is generally safe and well tolerated. Most im portant, intrathecal delivery maximizes spi n al effect while minimizing cerebral side effects. In deed, ITB offers perhaps the best option in many patients with severe spasticity refractory to medical management.


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